Microplastics are becoming a bigger problem then expected

In an article published by Science Daily, they bring up the growing issue of microplastics and how the problem is only getting worse. In their study, they learn that the amount of scientific methods to study microplastics have limited their knowledge about microplastics and how they impact many ecosystems. This could become a serious issue because if their studies are not similar, then they will not be able to determine the true effect this problem. The study says,

“reviews the research carried out to measure the presence of microplastics in the coastal areas and seawater of the Mediterranean Sea, both in the sea surface water, seawater column and in marine sediments.”

Science Daily

This concluded in them finding that the amount of microplastics in the Mediterranean are much worse than they presumed and may not be able to find ways to combat the growing issue.

What does this mean for the future? We aren’t sure. Because microplastics are one of the most environmentally threatening items in our world, this isn’t going to be a project that can be easily fixed. As a society, we need to educate ourselves on the growing environmental issues in our world in order to prevent greater problems. As each day passes, there is more plastic being created and destroyed and continue to harm ecosystems. in this situation, country leaders must work together in tackling this topic. By comparing research and results, researchers can combine ideas and techniques to prevent further disasters in different regions.

Published by Colin Cuff

Hi I'm Colin Cuff. I'm a Junior at La Canada High School. I'm focused on cleaning up our oceans and making the Earth a more livable place for future generations.

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